Mike Dumbleton

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Mike Dumbleton, is an Australian writer of children's books and a literacy consultant.[1] He was granted the Federal Minister’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to Improving Literacy in 2016.[1]


Dumbleton moved to Australia in 1972, where he worked as a teacher for many years. He published his first children's book, Dial-a-Croc in 1991,[2] In 2006 Dumbleton took up a position teaching in New York, where he remained for nine years before returning to South Australia.[3]


Children's books[edit]


His picture book Cat, created with illustrator Craig Smith, was produced as a theatrical production by Windmill Performing Arts in 2007 after winning the "‘Picture Book to Performance Project".[6][7] Cat had previously received an Honours award in the Early Childhood category by the Children's Book Council of Australia in 2008.[8]


  1. ^ a b "Mike Dumbleton". Penguin Books. Retrieved 2018-05-19.
  2. ^ "Biographical Information", Mike Dumbleton: Official website of the author. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  3. ^ a b Bogle, Deborah. (31 January 2015). "Read all about it ...we're on the write track", The Advertiser, Adelaide, South Australia. p41.
  4. ^ "Who else has won the Book of the Year Awards", Speech Pathology Australia. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  5. ^ Mike., Dumbleton, (2018). Digger. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. ISBN 9781760296735. OCLC 1019857188.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  6. ^ Beaumont, Ursula (9 July 2007). "Adelaide Reviews: Cat", Australian Stage. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  7. ^ "Story leaps on to stage", (9 June 2007). The Courier Mail, Brisbane, Australia.
  8. ^ "Blabey wins prestigious book award", (16 August 2008). The Courier Mail, Brisbane, Australia.

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